Alice Austen House


07/28/14– 08/1/14

"Social Etiquette through Fun and Games" Summer Camp

(Ages 8-13)

This program introduces children to the skills they need for most any social situation including: common courtesies, etiquette in public places, welcoming behaviors, appropriate host and guest behaviors, dress and grooming for all occasions. We play lots of games including croquette and spud!

Lots of fun and terrific for development of social and communication skills!


$175 per participant

For more information, call Ann Marie McDonnell, Director of Education at 718 816-4506 x13

08/14/14– 08/14/14

Artist Talk: Glenna Gordon

7:00p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

"Photography is my means of discovering the world is infinitely more interesting than I ever could have imagined. It is a tool to tell specific stories about specific places and of learning that  hereos are flawed and  enemies are human." - Glenna Gordon

Held in conjunction with our current exhibition, Invisible Migrations, documentary photographer Glenna Gordon will discuss her recent work on issues of migration and forced displacement in Africa. RSVP to or 718-816-4506x10. FREE.                                                 

Image: Liberian women drive around in a white stretch limo Staten Island, New York for a Mother’s Day celebration in 2011. During decades of political unrest, many Liberians fled and found a new home in Staten Island. While the fifth borough is often thought of as home to white middle class Italians, its black population grew 12 percent in 2010, mainly due to influxes of African refugees.  


08/16/14– 08/16/14

Lori Belilove and The Isadora Duncan Dance Company

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | $10 suggested donation

Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company honor their namesake, revolutionary dancer Isadora Duncan, and Victorian rebel photographer Alice Austen, in a program of dances choreographed by Duncan, on the stunning grounds of the Alice Austen House. The dance company, the Beliloveables, and guest dancers will perform solos and group works from the Duncan repertory centered around the theme of nature, a subject Duncan shared with Austen. Bring your friends and a picnic: it promises to be a memorable evening.

08/20/142:00pm– 3:00pm

House and Exhibition Tour

Come learn more about the Alice Austen House and our current exhibition, Invisible Migrations, at our monthly House and Exhibition Tour.  $5 suggested donation.

08/30/143:00pm– 5:00pm

Staten Island Philharmonic Concert


Join the Staten Island Philharmonic and the Alice Austen House on Labor Day Weekend for a free concert on the lawn featuring a wind ensemble and chorus. Rescheduled from July 4th.